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Old 04-16-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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adding an extra pci slot

My mobo can only handle 256 MB of ram(SDRAM), and ive only got two PCI slots. One of them is taken up. I really want to be able to add another slot and avoid having to buy a new mobo. Cant i just use a USB port or something? I hear motherboards are expensive as hell..
Old 04-16-2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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well this is rather vague...

you want to add a device, yes you could theoretically get something through usb that would otherwise be pci -- like an ethernet card.

you want to add memory, you'll need a new MB if you want to go over your current MB's limit.

no, MB's aren't by themselves expensive. the trouble is that upgrading a MB isn't generally worth it without updgrading other components as well... when you add up all the new parts you'll need, then it can get expensive.


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